Dental Checkups & Cleanings
When it comes to preventive dentistry, ongoing hygiene procedures and daily practices to prevent tooth decay and other dental diseases are extremely important. Attacking dental problems before they become bigger issues is the goal. We cannot stress enough how important dental exams are for your overall health. Untreated dental problems can increase your risk for a number of other serious health issues, including stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, and much more. With just two checkups and cleanings each year, we can often stop dental disease in its earliest stages, therefore protecting your pearly whites while saving you from developing more extensive problems in the future. For the best dentist in Falls Church, the community knows who they can turn to: Dr. Berrada and Dr. Glickman.
During an oral exam, we will look for things like…
- Deep pockets between the gums and teeth and other indications of gum disease
- Worn, broken, or malfunctioning dental work (like crowns, fillings, veneers, or bridges)
- Signs of oral cancer
- Problems with the TMJ (temporomandibular joint)
- Symptoms indicating nighttime teeth grinding, or bruxism
If an issue is present, a treatment plan will be put in place to help return your smile back to its good health and beauty as quickly as possible. Tooth-colored fillings can restore cavities without marring the appearance of your teeth, and a number of tooth replacement options are available for completing a gapped smile.
Professional Dental Cleanings
The cleaning you’ll receive from one of our skilled hygienists is guaranteed to leave your mouth feeling invigorated and refreshed. Every surface of every tooth is carefully cleaned and polished, and all signs of plaque and tartar will be carefully removed to ensure optimal gum health. In many cases, this type of preventive care visit will end with the application of fluoride or dental sealants to further fortify your smile against acid-causing bacteria. This is particularly common for children, as their teeth are typically more susceptible to cavities.